The 10 Most Influential Business Intelligence Blogs in 2020

Business intelligence never stands still.

In a rapidly changing landscape, even experts need to work hard to stay abreast of the latest developments and insights.

Countless resources exist to shepherd business intelligence users through these fluctuating ideas and frequent innovations.

Below is a collection of the best. Many reflect unique perspectives from across the field of business intelligence: analysts, freelance writers, and executive technology officers.

Others cover distinct aspects of business intelligence, zeroing in on specific subjects like market growth and consolidation, or the role of BI in a small business.

Still more provide a fresh take on contemporary issues and news, offering insightful analysis that goes beyond the surface headlines.

Criteria used to select the bloggers included the quality of their writing and insights, size of their following, and their impact on the BI community.

Each represents a valuable resource for anyone interested in business intelligence.  Check them out below (in no particular order):

rajasekar-nonburaj1. Medium: Rajaobj

BI Application Specialist Rajasekar Nonburaj works as an independent consultant, and is renowned as the founder of the BI professionals LinkedIn network. His blog includes articles which are featured routinely in various IT publications, and addresses topics such as BI vendor selection and social media analytics.

 

SDC_200x2002. Smart Data Collective

This data and analytics blog has a designated section for business intelligence topics, gathering voices from a cross-section of experts in the business intelligence field. BI fields are subdivided into business rules, decision management, knowledge management, market research, and CRM.

PeterThomas3. Peter James Thomas

Peter James Thomas is an expert in the data to information to insight to action journey. His blog is an award-winning site addressing best practices in business intelligence and articles discussing the impact of BI on culture and society. His technical posts are made easy to read by supplemental cartoons and illustrative references to everyday life.

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TiffanyLI_copy4. Key 2 Consulting

A tech-heavy consulting blog that covers BI issues related to SQL. It is curated by business intelligence resource manager Tiffany Heffner.

 

 

Rick_Sherman4404-smallest5. The Data Doghouse

Run by author and professor Rick Sherman, this blog focuses on BI in the context of data warehousing and decision support systems (DSS). The blog covers updates in the field and includes info on upcoming conferences and events related to the author’s interests. His latest book is the Business Intelligence Guidebook – From Data Integration to Analytics.

 

Cindi_Howson_opt6. Thoughspot – Cindi Howson

Industry analyst and renowned product reviewer Cindi Howson is the founder of BI Scorecard and author of Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI & Big Data. The blog includes reviews and commentaries on major industry news.

 

nancy williamswayne eckersonboris evelson7. TDWI: Business Intelligence Portal

The Data Warehousing Institute offers a premier aggregation of expert content on business intelligence from a variety of leading writers in the industry. Curators on BI include Boris Evelson, Wayne Eckerson, and Nancy Williams.

 

39cd06210e0dafcf3894209b5fba0667_400x4008. David Menninger’s Anylyst Perspectives

As Ventana Research’s Vice President, David Menninger is the director of BI research. His blog is a hub of industry thought-leadership and in-depth analysis regarding the development and use of BI.

 

Imke Feldmann author of the BIccountant9. The BIccountant

A more technical blog written by 2017s Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, Imke Feldmann, the BIccountant dives into Power BI and some of its technical nuances. This blog is generally meant for finance and accounting but you can pick up interesting advice from Feldmann regardless of your industry.

 

 

10. Insight Quest
Insight Quest provides in depth breakdowns of standard BI tasks. They mainly focus on data analytics. Their articles are concise and knowledgeable. Along with blog posts they have other content such as books and even a user group to join. Insight Quest is also a predominately Power BI blog.

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Comments

  1. Thank you for including me and my blog on this list, I’ve reciprocated at: http://peterjamesthomas.com/2014/11/02/the-23-most-influential-business-intelligence-blogs/

    Peter

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  2. Keyan Keihani says

    Hey Justin,

    Really solid list. TDWI is a daily for me.

    Trying to be as objective as possible (since I work for this company), but I think ZAP’s BI blog is extremely high-quality as well. The blog is young and mostly Dynamics-focused, but we have some great insights.

    http://www.zapbi.com/Community.aspx

    Thanks, Justin!

  3. Really good sound.

    I found a blog related to business intelligence and its predictable results , great blog read here http://answergen.blogspot.in/2015/01/business-decisions-made-using-business.html

    Thanks
    Boopika

  4. Great recommendations. If you don’t mind I would like to add DataMentors’ blog as well. Their focus is on big data, real-time analytics, and data management. http://www.datamentors.com/blog

    Best

  5. There’s some great blogs on the list. And most of them I didn’t even know about. Thanks for providing.

  6. Hi Guys ! We’re producing some content about BI and Big Data in Portuguese.

    Consultoria BI e Big Data – http://www.cetax.com.br
    Blog – http://www.cetax.com.br/blog

    Best Regards
    Marco Garcia

  7. Thanks for sharing this blog. Me too have some business intelligence blog please add this too. http://www.kerneltraining.com/blog/

  8. Hey.

    I totally agree with you all the blogs are very influential and prominent.

    It helped me a lot in learning new facts about business intelligence.

    Here I like to mention some Business intelligence tools such as data visualization and tableau software with which you can visualize a large quantity of data. This visual representation of data proves to be very beneficial for business analysts to take business decisions.
    I came aware of these tools from http://www.vizualintelligenceconsulting.com/. you can also give it a try.

    Hope it helps.
    Cheers!
    Tyler

  9. Hi, thanks for the list. My favourite one is BI Analysis. I am from Barcelone Spain and I know great names of intelligence/psychology blogs in spanish, if you want me to write a list.

    Thanks!

  10. Can I share another business intelligence blog that has been ranked as one of the best by Maptive and NG Data? The Phocas business intelligence blog: https://www.phocassoftware.com/business-intelligence-blog

  11. Hi, nice post. Very useful list of BI blogs to stay updated about business intelligence.

    I’d like to suggest Ubiq BI Blog (http://blog.ubiq.co) maintained by Ubiq Business Intelligence (http://ubiq.co/bi-reporting-software-tools)

    Regards,
    Dave

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